Shindig, Hullabaloo and other shows

A photo to add to the "Smother's Brothers Comedy Hour" show with the Everly Brothers Page 4 #60

Being about the same age and being in the same profession as the Everly Brothers, the Smothers Brothers did have much in common besides the obvious! Wish they had done more work together!

Some updates on the Smothers Brothers:

n 2003, the brothers were awarded the George Carlin Freedom of Expression Award from the Video Software Dealers’ Association. The award recognizes the brothers' “extraordinary comic gifts and their unfailing support of the First Amendment.” In the same year, they both received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from San Jose State University. The Boston Comedy Festival presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to the brothers in 2008.[4]

In September 2008, during the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, Tommy Smothers, a lead writer of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, was belatedly awarded a 1968 Emmy for Outstanding Writing In A Comedic Series. The award was presented to him by Steve Martin, one of the show's original writers. In 1968, Tommy Smothers had refused to let his name be on the list of writers nominated for the Emmy because he felt his name was too controversial, and thus when the writing staff won he was the only member not to receive the award.[4][23]

The Smothers Brothers were inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2010.

Smothers Brothers in later years
Two more photos to add to the show "Chet with Friends" on Page 2 #30

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